Every Game Announcement You Missed At Summer Game Fest
E3 is a-go! Finally, the conference is kicking into gear and churning out some great reveals so far, with the now-digital event ticking through a conference at Summer Game Fest. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s dive in, shall we?
Everything Announced At Summer Game Fest
Here’s your full recap to the Summer Game Fest Announcement Slate;
First off, a new spinoff to the Borderlands series called Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands was announced.
The ‘90s series Metal Slug is set to make a return in a new shape, in a bit-crushed tile-based form in Metal Slug Tactics.
Hideo Kojima arrived as a special guest to unveil a new look at old works- Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. More details are set to arrive in the coming weeks.
Keeping up with the theme of special guests, Jeff Goldblum arrived to surprise fans with an announcement of Jurassic World Evolution 2 to coincide with the new film.
Lost Ark is coming to the west in Fall 2021.
A new Among Us update is on the way, featuring a new ‘hide & seek’ mode, new roles, colours and cosmetics and more - plus, a new map is currently in development.
A sequel to Salt & Sanctuary is coming to PlayStation consoles; it’s called Salt & Sacrifice, and it’ll arrive next year.
We got a small new look at the gliding beauty of Solar Ash, by 2021’s indie darlings Heart Machine.
The controversial shooter title Escape From Tarkov got a new look, taking viewers through the streets of Tarkov itself.
The previously leaked Two Point Campus was officially revealed, and it’s coming to most consoles in 2022.
A new Painkiller game is in the works from Saber, and there was some new artwork for Payday 3.
A quirky futuristic co-op shooter saw a reveal in The Anacrusis.
To coincide with the new film coming to cinemas, some cars from the Fast & Furious franchise are coming to Rocket League! The perfect crossover we’re shocked hadn’t happened sooner.
A cinematic new trailer for Bloodhunt saw a reveal, previously recognised as Vampire: The Masquerade.
A new trailer for Tales of Arise was shown, with a promise of new details in the coming weeks.
The console version of Sky with some Le Petit Prince content will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 29.
Planet of Lana was revealed, set for release in 2022.
Overwatch game director Aaron Keller came out to offer a small insight to Overwatch 2, revealing the new looks for Baptiste and Sombra.
A new look at Monster Hunter Stories 2 was dropped, offering some new insight into the title.
Weezer showed up! They played a song to promote Wave Break, a sweet looking sporting-shooting game.
There was also a new look at Endless Dungeon by developers Amplitude.
Giancarlo Esposito appeared to promote Far Cry 6.
Fall Guys revealed an incredibly strange collaboration with Nier: Automata, revealing a 2B bean skin coming to the game.
Deviation Games were revealed, featuring gaming legends like Jason Blundell of Treyarch fame.
New demos featuring one for Tunic will be available for play at id@Xbox next week.
Evil Dead: The Game got its first look, and it looks to have the schlocky horror delights peeled straight from Friday the 13th: The Game.
A teeny weeny tease of Back 4 Blood revealed a new boss, and it was stated that we’d learn more this Sunday.
Tribes of Midgard got a trailer.
And finally, the big one. Elden Ring got its first epic gameplay trailer, and it’s already sent fans into a frenzy.
That’s everything that was revealed at Summer Games Fest; so let’s take a closer look at the biggest reveals of the event...
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Starting the conference with a bang, Gearbox debuted the first proper Borderlands spin-off, titled Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. It looks to be a title based on the fan-favourite DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, but it’s said to have its own mechanics and character customization to keep the experience feeling like a new one. Using the voice talents of Andy Samberg, Will Arnett and more, the game looks weird and wonderful - exactly what we’d expect from a game brandishing Tiny Tina’s name in the way Wonderlands does.
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
Mystery guest Hideo Kojima showed up early in the conference to reveal a new way to experience the experimental title. The director’s cut of Death Stranding is coming to PS5, offering a new degree of play to the game and expanding the story of the groundbreaking title. If you’re desperate for more Kojima (especially given the trailer’s homages to Metal Gear Solid) or you’re yet to give the game a go, this might be the perfect way to experience Death Stranding.
Jurassic World: Evolution 2
Jeff Goldblum’s appearance immediately stoked excitement in Jurassic fans, and it was with good reason, as Jurassic World: Evolution 2 saw a reveal. Not much is known of the game as of yet, but Goldblum’s silky narration is enough to get us involved from the off. The park building sequel looks a little denser than the first game, but we’ll have to hold our horses before anything can be confirmed. It’ll come to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC in 2021.
This is the big one. Elden Ring, made by the instantly legendary combination of FromSoftware and George R. R. Martin, the game looks like a stellar return to the Souls-like genre. The sprawling vistas and twisting fantasy worlds are truly something to behold, and of course, there’s a certain level of trust we have for the story despite limited details, because, well - it’s George R. R. Martin. Perhaps the most hype-ridden title of the last year, Elden Ring fans have plenty to be excited for.
Summer Game Fest was a great way to kick off E3, and we’re excited to see what the rest of the conference brings. But still, even if the rest of the weekend flops hard; we’ve still got Elden Ring.
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